On Friday, March 25 studio BE was honored to sit down with Nathalie Edmond to speak about metta, lovingkindness, with Senior Facilitator Jessica Zambri.
In this warm conversation, they explored the concept of metta — defining it, explaining how to practice it, and offering ways to share it with those you love, those you don’t, and those half a globe away.
In case you missed it, you can watch the whole interview here:
Nathalie Edmond, PsyD, RYT-500 is a licensed clinical psychologist and experienced yoga teacher who takes an integrative perspective to her consultations and trainings. She believes that transformation happens when we integrate mind-body-spirit and have an embodied dialogue. She is trained in multiculturalism and intersectional feminism and takes a trauma informed approach to her work. She believes that anti-racism work includes addressing all marginalized groups and identities and working towards liberation of all beings. She is influenced by black buddhist teachers, black feminist ideology, black liberation theology, antiracism leaders/ancestors and everyone she has ever come into contact with. She regularly leads anti-racism and diversity trainings for clinical practices, libraries, school districts, corporations, nonprofits, activism groups and yoga communities.
Dr Edmond completed her Bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology from Rutgers University (1998). She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Wright State University School of Professional Psychology (2003).
She has been intensively trained in mindfulness based and trauma sensitive approaches to therapy which include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (10-day intensive), attachment focused EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Levels I and II), and various yoga traditions. She completed her 200 hour yoga training in 2015 at Honor Yoga Hamilton in New Jersey. She completed her 300 hour training at Main Line Yoga Shala (Agni Moksha) in Philadelphia. She teaches meditation and leads trauma sensitive yoga teacher trainings.
She was director of Princeton House Behavioral Health Women's Trauma Program for 7 years, Associate Executive director of child, adolescent, and adult programs (PHP/IOP) for three years as well as a psychologist at Princeton University Counseling center for five years prior to opening her group practice (Mindful and Multicultural Counseling) in Ewing, New Jersey. She has served on various non-profit boards and been president of her UU church board. She has facilitated a variety of continuing education seminars in a variety of settings and teaches a graduate course on multiculturalism and feminism. She owns a group practice in Ewing, NJ called Mindful and Multicultural Counseling.
She is a 2021 Honoree for Princeton YMCA Tribute Awards. The Awards celebrate Mercer County women who embody the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. She has been trained by Lee Mun Wah and Kenneth Hardy in the areas of anti-racism, racial trauma and diversity, equity and inclusion.